Journal article

Differential regulation of JAK/STAT-signaling in patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease

Friederike Cordes, Dirk Foell, John Nik Ding, Georg Varga, Dominik Bettenworth

World Journal of Gastroenterology | BAISHIDENG PUBLISHING GROUP INC | Published : 2020


In 2018, the pan-Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor tofacitinib was launched for the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC). Although tofacitinib has proven efficacious in patients with active UC, it failed in patients with Crohn's disease (CD). This finding strongly hints at a different contribution of JAK signaling in both entities. Here, we review the current knowledge on the interplay between the JAK/signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) pathway and inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). In particular, we provide a detailed overview of the differences and similarities of JAK/STAT-signaling in UC and CD, highlight the impact of the JAK/STAT pathway in experimental colitis models and..

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